We are aware that a student who is pursuing a university degree does not have many facilities for the $ 2,000 that can cost an AutoCAD commercial license. We are also aware that the general tendency has been the illegality.
In some environments piracy is still considered a ruse worthy of assessment. But little by little they have been falling in reason that students when get graduate would not want someone to steal their copyright for a work that has cost them time, effort and money. In the end, piracy is a bad habit to professionalism that we profess.
We well invest $ 600 on a computer without thinking about the option to steal it from the laboratory or from a classmate. Similarly, get used to invest in software must be part of becoming responsible people who aspire to succeed as professionals.
The educational licenses
For this reason, there emerge educational licenses, which are complete versions but at much lower prices and for a limited time. Usually applies for 61 months which is an estimated time that can last the race without entertaining in children or works out of time.
Stores that sell these licenses are authorized by AutoDesk; requires at certifier’s registering needs to be a student of a university or college and be attending at least a matter of three units of valuation. You only have to scan a card and an administrative registration form at the time of purchase.
The purchase can be done via PayPal or credit card and shipping is not very expensive because of being software.
They vary by the type of program; generally a license of AutoCAD or Revit for five years goes for $ 148. There are also perpetual student, it may be scalable to a business license, as would happen once the student graduates, places his company and prefers to avoid a fine before having software audits that are now common.
In practice the educational licenses are an acceptable alternative, which may be required by students, instructors or training centers. There are also licenses like these for non-profit institutions.
Where to buy them
One of these distributors is Studica, which exists since 1985 and that apart from AutoDesk also distributes educational licenses of SolidWorks, CadSoft and SketchUp Pro.